The Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) is a research and research training institute whose staff and associates contribute to understanding and improved management of species, communities and ecosystems in Australia and internationally, with particular reference to the effects of human activity. We are committed to intergenerational equity. Our contribution is through science, to better inform society in its quest to sustain the natural environment at least as diverse, healthy and productive in the future as it is now.
What we do
- Undertake research to contribute to the understanding and improved management of plant and animal species, communities and ecosystems, with particular reference to the effects of human activity;
- Educate professionals and postgraduates in biological resource science and management, especially management of vegetation, wildlife, waterways, parks and rangelands;
- Provide advice to and undertake contract research for government and non-government agencies involved in biological resource management; and
- Disseminate information on environmental management issues and encourages informed debate on these issues.
Annual ReportsAnnual Report – 2011
Annual Report – 2010
Annual Report – 2009
Annual Report – 2008
Reports2012 - 2016 Strategic Plan
Directions and Strategies for 2005 to 2010
VideosKrebs Lecture 2012: Dr Brian Walker – Learning how to change in order not to change
Krebs Lecture 2011: Professor Charles Krebs – What can Ecologists tell us about sustainability?
BrochuresInstitute for Applied Ecology: Ecological solutions for a healthy environment – 2008
Research FliersNo. 14 – Saving our rarest reptile
No. 13 – What would happen to Canberra's lakes if we harvest our water?
No. 12 – A home for homeless fish: Building refuges for Macquarie Perch
No. 11 – Will mayfly populations survive the drought?
No. 10 – Biodiversity in natural temperate grassland in the ACT: Conserving invertebrates
No. 9 – Suburban turtles
No. 6 – Wildlife detectives: Using DNA to find foxes in Tasmania
No. 3 – Roads and turtles
No. 1 – Aboriginal harvest of Long-necked turtles
PostersIAE science in the ACT: Providing ecological solution for a healthy environment – ACT map
Sex in dragons
Metals in marine molluscs
Finding foxes in Tasmania
Protecting threatened reptiles
Caring for Macca – Macquarie Perch
Mayflies caught in drought
Pig-nose turtles: harvest and conservation
Our nomadic Green Turtles
Urban turtles in Gungahlin